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Kelly Love Johnson

Kelly Love Johnson is Content Strategist for Jobs2Careers. She's also a shower singer, TV watcher, pop culture junkie, and habitual smirker. She's passionate about helping people find their dream jobs and closing the wage gap. Her book, Skirt! Rules for the Workplace: An Irreverent Guide to Advancing Your Career, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2008.

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Cracking the Office Dress Code: What to Wear?

By Kelly Love Johnson / January 10, 2017

Whether you're getting ready to make your first impression in a job interview, or ready to start your first day with offer in hand, it's important to understand the company culture, including its dress code. Depending on your industry, especially if you work in a customer-facing environment, suits and ties or dresses and heels might […]

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24 Career Experts Share Their Top Resume Tips

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 26, 2016

The first step in your job search is writing (or updating) your resume, and it’s also the most difficult. We asked 24 of the top career experts for their best advice for creating your resume and their answers are like a master class in resume creation. They’re not just career experts, they’re highly experienced Certified […]

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How to Use Social Media to Turn Up Your Job Search

By Kelly Love Johnson / October 7, 2016

There’s a lot of information out there about what to do and not to do when it comes to your social channels and your job search. Facebook is for friends and family, Instagram is for food pics, Snapchat is for the fun filters…   So how can you make the best use of social media […]

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At Work With Laura Simms, Creator of Your Career Homecoming

By Kelly Love Johnson / September 7, 2016

Laura Simms is an expert in modern, meaningful careers who challenges conventional wisdom by asking people to ditch their passions and start with purpose.   After struggling through her own career transition, Laura developed Your Career Homecoming, her signature career change process, to help people find careers that feel like home. This unorthodox curriculum sidesteps […]

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Job Search Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore

By Kelly Love Johnson / August 5, 2016

When you're looking for a job, you tend to be more concerned about what a potential company thinks about you than what you think of them. Which means you may overlook some of the warning signs that help you weed out the bad jobs from the good ones. What exactly should you be on the alert for?   […]

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Free Online Courses to Boost Your Resume This Summer

By Kelly Love Johnson / May 17, 2016

Who needs a vacation? OK, me too, and put your hands down.   Whether you’re currently unemployed and searching for a job, or employed and keeping your eye out for opportunities on the job market, summer is the perfect time to add new skills to your resume. Many MOOCs (massive open online courses) are free […]

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All Apologies? Here's How to Stop Being Sorry

By Kelly Love Johnson / April 6, 2016

Take a look at the last 10 emails you sent. See any phrases like “I’m not an expert, but…” or “sorry for the delay,” “IMHO” (in my humble opinion), or “I hope this makes sense?”   If so, you’re undermining your own message. Whether you’re emailing a recruiter or hiring manager when searching for a […]

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15 Unusually Creative Ways to Land a Job

By Kelly Love Johnson / March 25, 2016

Even as the job market improves, jobs seekers are finding more and more creative ways to land a job in competitive fields. Video resumes, interactive personal websites, leasing a billboard advertising a resume outside of a potential employer's office...they're definitely raising the bar for the rest of us. Sure, most companies expect a traditional resume […]

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One Unbelievable Way to Blow a Job Interview

By Kelly Love Johnson / March 18, 2016

There are a lot of ways to do it, but we’d like to talk about the worst: Be “too enthusiastic.”   Don’t get me wrong, being super excited about a job opportunity is a good thing. Just make sure that your enthusiasm translates into excitement and energy, not desperation. It’s a fine line, but there’s […]

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The Bizarre Habits of Highly Successful People

By Kelly Love Johnson / March 4, 2016

And we don’t recommend trying some of them at home.   We can’t say if people are successful because of their odd habits, or in spite of them, but they are fascinating. Benjamin Franklin purportedly took “air baths,” waking up each morning to spend some time in his birthday suit in the outdoors. Amazon CEO Jeff […]

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Hate Springing Forward? 5 Ways to Prepare for Losing an Hour

By Kelly Love Johnson / February 29, 2016

Daylight Saving Time seems to come earlier every year. When we found out it’s going to be on Sunday, March 13 this year, some of us were happy (it stays light later in the day!) and others (mostly me) bemoaned the “lost hour” of sleep and the early morning darkness. If you’re not a morning […]

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Would You Take Career Advice From Taylor Swift?

By Kelly Love Johnson / February 23, 2016

She's young, but you have to know what you're doing to win a Grammy, right? Bonus points for taking the high road. Note that she doesn't mention Kanye West...   “There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. […]

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